When minor league baseball comes to White Sands Beach, not everyone welcomes the club. Birders are upset by the location of Sand Skeeter Ballpark, but will they resort to murder to protect the birds nesting areas? When a woman dies at the ballpark, during the final game of the season, tabloid reporter and amateur sleuth Cassie O'Malley finds herself on the case. Tag along as Cassie and her unusual band of cohorts attempt to untangle the clues in A Minor Case of Murder.
|Publisher:||Amazon Difital Services LLC - KDP Print US|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)|
About the Author
Jeff Markowitz lives in New Jersey with his wife Carol and his son Josh. Jeff is a Member of the Mystery Writers of America. The Cassie O'Malley mysteries weave elements of Pine Barrens history, geography and folklore into contemporary murder mysteries. The first Cassie O'Malley mystery, Who Is Killing Doah's Deer?, was published in June 2004.
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Minor Case of Murder based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Some good fun at the ballpark turned tragic. A local political race, a psychic, a mysterious cabbie, a disputed wildlife refuge and the intrepid Cassie O'Malley all come together in 'A Minor Case of Murder' to guarantee readers a fast-paced scramble to unravel the mystery of a woman's mistaken death on the pitcher's mound. Jeff Markowitz is masterful as he weaves romance, humor and drama together in a tale that escalates to a dramatic---and surprising---finish. Entertaining, and guaranteed to keep readers guessing until the very end!
Cassie O'Malley has become a part of my fictional world. I speak with my friends about her, I reference her in my messages to friends and some day hope to meet her. This is how real Jeff has been able to make this character seem to me. Join her in a Minor Case of Murder as she discovers herself in the world that Jeff made. Cassie may just become real to you as well! Don't be hurt though, Cassie likes me best.
In Doah, reporter Cassie O¿Malley meets minor league baseball owner Andy MacTavish following the funeral of his great-great uncle octogenarian local historian Harrison T. Dicke. They talk over hot cocoa and he soon asks if he could call her for a date. The thirtyish widow says yes, which is a first since her spouse died a few years ago. Andy takes Cassie to watch his baseball team, the Sand Skeeters, play. She enjoys the game and the between innings fun especially the mascot Skeeter. Later she meets Skeeter without the costume, teenager Donna Carter, who is dating Andy¿s younger brother. At the last game of the season, Skeeter dies on the pitching mound however, the victim is not Donna, but her pal Heather. Andy wonders if the Birders who opposed his ballpark are behind the homicide so he asks journalist Cassie to investigate even as he continues to date her. --- This fine sports whodunit pays homage to minor league baseball, which is so much fun (this reviewer born near Yankee Stadium and living a few miles from the Braves loved watching the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons play a game last year ¿ if you have not done so try it so much fun). The story line is a cozy that looks deep into the soul of the heroine as she begins to unravel the motive behind the murder of the mascot until she finally hits a walk off homerun. Sub-genre fans will want to watch all nine innings of this delightful hometown baseball mystery. --- Harriet Klausner